rjm777ual
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Unidentified L1011 At IAD Today

Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:21 pm

At IAD today, I was observing an ANA 77W coming in from Tokyo, and out of the corner of my eye, I saw an L1011 coming in. It was definitely an L1011, I instantly recognized the back engine. It appeared to be all black, but I couldn't tell. Anybody have anymore info on this?
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RE: Unidentified L1011 At IAD Today

Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:49 pm

Well, there are no all black L-1011's and none flew into IAD as far as I can tell from flightaware. Maybe it was a RAF one or possibly a USAF DC-10 you saw? The Sands L-1011 is kind of dark but it has a white top to it, so I don't think that was it.
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RE: Unidentified L1011 At IAD Today

Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:02 pm

I'm wondering if it's the RAF L1011 that departed this morning from YYZ? I saw it parked at the north end of the airport yesterday and supposedly it left a few hours ago. Hopefully it comes back sometime soon!
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RE: Unidentified L1011 At IAD Today

Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:05 pm

I thought it was a definite L1011, but maybe it was a KC-10.
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RE: Unidentified L1011 At IAD Today

Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:22 pm

It is an RAF L1011, serial 950. Currently parked at Signature Flight Support.
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RE: Unidentified L1011 At IAD Today

Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:27 pm

I knew my eyes didn't deceive me, thanks Jetblast!
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RE: Unidentified L1011 At IAD Today

Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:30 pm

Anyone know when it is leaving? I will be flying through IAD on Wednesday...doubt it will still be there  
 
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RE: Unidentified L1011 At IAD Today

Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:57 pm

Just found out they are scheduled to leave tomorrow morning before noon.
 
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RE: Unidentified L1011 At IAD Today

Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:06 pm

When you say they, do you mean more than one?
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RE: Unidentified L1011 At IAD Today

Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:29 am

"They" refers to the crew.
 
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RE: Unidentified L1011 At IAD Today

Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:31 am

Oh, I thought you meant that there were two of them.
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RE: Unidentified L1011 At IAD Today

Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:56 am

RAF is frequently into IAD, as is the German AirForce. I'm expecting a Christmas Package from them soon!
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RE: Unidentified L1011 At IAD Today

Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:11 pm

Quoting FI642 (Reply 11):
RAF is frequently into IAD, as is the German AirForce. I'm expecting a Christmas Package from them soon!

So is the Taliban, let's hope you like your present better than they do!
 
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RE: Unidentified L1011 At IAD Today

Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:54 am

Quoting Delboy (Reply 12):
So is the Taliban, let's hope you like your present better than they do!

LOL! It most certainly will be! It's from Schmidt in NUE.
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